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    Hi there, As above, just been recovered home with a broken cambelt on my 1997 Clio with 1.4 E7J engine. I wasn't going fast (20-30 mph) and stopped immediately. There wasn't a bang, the engine just cut out. How likely am I to get away with just putting a new belt on it? Is there a way to...
  2. Engines
    can a 1.9dci run a tooth out for a few weeks then blow up or would it not start if timing was out `
  3. Transmissions
    Hi I have this strange noise that started about 500 miles after I changed my cambelt. The car had a full kit plus water pump and dephaser pulley and the noise only comes on now when the car is reaching temperature. Since fitting the cambelt I have changed the alternator (had a no charge...
  4. Engines
    I am getting very conflicting advise on when to change my cambelt on my 2006 Gran Espace. The car has only done about 45,000 miles from new and last had a new cambelt and pully changed just 5 years ago at around 18,000 miles. My local garage says the belt is good for 7 years but another says...
  5. Engines
    Hi to all the forum members ,I desperately need help to fix marmite my van 2003 2.2 cdi master It all started when the cambelt stripped 4 teeth while idling at junction, Work done so far head removed checked and skimmed,valves lapped,refitted new tensioner Didn’t want to start Timing double...
  6. Ask the Experts
    I have a full kit too change before fitting a new engine to my friends 2009 1.6 vvt megane, anything I should know before proceeding? I know these French buggers have there funny ways. Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
  7. Engines
    Hi, I started my cambelt/dephaser/waterpump adventure today and hit a snag when I got to the fun part. I put the locking pin in and rotated the crank until it stopped but the cams dont align. The rear cam is straight but the front is way out. I have attached a pic. Do I need to remove the...
  8. Engines
    I am planning a timing belt change. Having read a number of documents on the procedure (including Renault Technical Document 6006A), I am confused about the "timing" (excuse the pun) of the removal of the timing pins. In many of the documents, the procedure states to insert the crankshaft...
  9. Engines
    Hi all, my first post hope someone can help with this. I’m planning on doing the cambelt this weekend (if the rain holds off lol) I’ve got a couple of questions I hope someone could answer. My car is a 2006 1.5 dci the 106bhp version. First question, I’ve just had a quick look (it was quick it...
  10. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Anyone know how to change a cambelt on a t1100 2.1d and how to set timing on it?
  11. Engines
    I'm biting the bullet and changing the timing belt/water pump so we don't get stuck in France profonde this autumn- can some kind person help me out with the pulley bolt size so I can order a proper socket and not have to use mine which seem to be made out of biscuits these days? I hear 18mm...
  12. Vans
    Hello folks, Had a nightmare,bought a Renault Master dci 100 2.5 extra hi top van in very good condition for money, great body,really tidy, seats mint etc, yesterday knowing it had no 1st gear, absolute bargain due to but big problems driving back from my sisters last night. Van was driving...
  13. Engines
    Hi, > I need some advice as to if a vehicle I have bought will need a cambelt kit change ASAP. > I would also like to know if the cambelt is checked during a vehicle health check? Vehicle Details: Renault Grand Scenic 1.6L Diesel 2011 130bhp. Registered: 21/11/2011 SERVICE: Oct 2013 - 18,012...
  14. Engines
    Hi All My first post on here but am on a few other motor forums. A friend of mine has a 51 plate megane, 1.6 petrol, I am told it has a K4m 700 engine in it, the car has only done 42000 miles, she only purchased the car 4 weeks ago and unfortunately, we believe the cambelt has gone (diagnosed...
  15. Engines
    Car is a 2012 pre-facelift Scenic III 1.5 dCi 110. As it's six years old (and therefore overdue a cambelt change) I've bought the kit and started the strip-down, but I've hit a snag. I've got the top mounting and stabiliser removed, and teh outer plastic cover, but can't remove the inner...
  16. Engines
    Hello there, Recently, either the alternator, pullys or cambelt have become an issue, with the appearance of a loud squeak when the engine is idle and moving (I guess) Below attatched are some videos to help distinguish the problem or if there is someone out there that may know a quick fix...
  17. Engines
    Hi all, I'm getting my clutch pulley sorted on my alternator tomorrow and considered getting the cambelt, tensioners and maybe water pump done which will bump the price up a fair amount but thought I might have the service intervals wrong. I have it down as 36000 miles and it was only changed...
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